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Immigration Controls

Home Department written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of persons who have been in the UK in breach of immigration controls for a period exceeding (a) one year, (b) two years, (c) three years, (d) four years, (e) five years, (f) six years, (g) seven years, (h) eight years, (i) nine years and (j) 10 years.

Photo of Damian Green Damian Green The Minister for Immigration

It is not possible to accurately quantify the number of people currently in the UK in breach of immigration controls, as some deliberately evade immigration control in order to remain in the country illegally.

Illegal immigration puts huge pressure on the public purse at a time when the country can least afford it. Together with the police and the Serious Organised Crime Agency the UK Border Agency will continue to make life as difficult as possible for those who cheat the immigration system.

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yusif haway
Posted on 10 Feb 2011 3:16 pm (Report this annotation)

Mr Damian Green
you are talking about none E.U citizen that are illegally in the country what about the B.O.C (BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZEN) WITH NO OTHER NATIONALITY WHO HAVE BEEN LIVEING AND WORKING LEGALY AND TAKEING THIS COUNTRY as their home and have settled in this country and yet they are in dention FOR THE PAST 9 MOUNTHS NOW balckmailed,bullyed,harrased,and turtured mentaly by your staffs(U.K.B.A) and their contractors (G4S) all under the name of BRITISH POLITICS by the way i am one of them i am a BRITISH OVERSEAS CITIZEN since i was born in 1982 till now i am been living and working as a citizen of this country and i have been baying all my taxes and i have all my families here in the u.k setteled here and yet because i was born is africa (sierra leone)i have been detained for 9 mounths now can you tell me what type of immigration control you and your goverment and the U.K.B.A are doing please? AND THE NONE E.U CITIZEN ONLY MAKE 20% OF THE U.K POPLUTION AND THE E.U CITIZEN MAKE ABOUT 60% OF THE U.K POPULATION.